This week the Barnes & Noble Nook Color eReader received an update that brought to the Android-powered eReader the ability to run apps, check email, and a lot more. The update was the big official step in turning the eReader into a fully functioning Android tablet. There will be third party apps offered on the Nook Color too and American Airlines has announced one of the first.
The airline has its app available on the Nook Color right now. The app is already offered on other Android and Apple devices. On the Nook Color, the app will allow the user to check flight notifications, view flight details, check status and schedules, access mobile boarding passes, and monitor standby status. The app also allows the user to track their AAdvantage accounts and enroll in the program.
Other features include terminal maps and the app has Sudoku installed as well to give the user something to do while waiting in the terminal. This is the first airline app specifically for the Nook Color. “We’re delighted to be the first airline offering an app on NOOK Color,” said Rick Elieson, Managing Director – American Airlines Interactive Marketing. “We know it’s increasingly important for customers to have useful travel tools when they’re on the go, and making our app available to NOOK Color customers is another step in our efforts to give customers what they value.”